European Traineeships in Intellectual Property
Sutherland School of Law students are encouraged to apply now for the Pan-European Seal Professional Traineeship Programme at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office). The deadline for applications is 22 February 2021.
This Traineeship Programme is a vehicle for early talent detection among Europe’s brightest and highest-achieving graduates. It targets young, aspiring graduates from several academic backgrounds (IP and non-IP) who will be sponsored by the EUIPO and the EPO for one year-long, paid traineeships.
Each member of the Pan-European Seal is entitled to submit yearly two shortlists, one for the EUIPO and one for the EPO. An average of 100 trainees are selected from shortlists supplied from all members throughout Europe. Traineeships take place either at the EUIPO or the EPO with a monthly training allowance, as well as other benefits.
Trainees have the opportunity to benefit from on-the-job coaching by staff, as well as online training, e-courses in their field of expertise and language courses in one of the official languages of each office.
Stage One: Short listing
Please email your application to:
Dr Cliona Kelly - Cliona.email@example.com by 5pm 22 February 2021
Your application should be headed "Pan European Seal Training Programme" and contain:
- A letter of motivation expressing your reasons for applying for an EPO / EUIPO traineeship;
- An updated curriculum vitae;
- Your results to date
More Information on the Pan-European Seal Traineeship:
Website: For more information go to epo.org/pan-european-seal
Video: For an insight into the Traineeship Programme and the first-hand experiences of former Trainees at the European Patent Office see Pan-European Seal Traineeship Video